While most of us would love to get a whole new bathroom, the expense of doing it all can be off-putting. It can cost thousands of dollars if you want to renovate your bathroom completely, and it’s money that most of us don’t just have lying about. However, if you are looking to give your bathroom spruce up for the new year, not all is lost. Here are a few small things you can do to give your bathroom a whole new lease of life.
Give it a fresh lick of paint
This works for pretty much any room in the house, but if your bathroom is looking a bit tired and worn, giving the walls a fresh lick of paint can bring it back to life. Opt for a fresh new color to provide the bathroom with a lift, or a bright white so you can add color with accessories. Always remember to use a good quality waterproof paint which won’t fade or mark in the bathroom.
Buy new towels and accessories
Sometimes the smallest of changes can make the most significant impact. Invest in some fresh fluffy towels in bright colors to complement your bathroom decor and change the whole look of the bathroom. Also, think about how you might store and display them. Vintage ladders propped up against the wall are bang on trend at the moment and look really cute. You could also try rolling them on shelves or using crates attached to the wall. If you have bathroom cabinets, buy some cute storage baskets yo inside to hold all of your toiletries. Pretty soap dispensers and toothbrush holders, artificial flowers and framed pictures can all give a lift to a tired family bathroom.
Purchase new faucets
Never underestimate the power of shiny new faucets in a bathroom! Replacing the sink can cost a small fortune, but merely replacing the faucets can make a whole lot of difference and for a lot less money. Choose from stylish mixer taps and waterfall taps, but always make sure they are plumbed in correctly – you don’t want the extra expense when your bathroom is flooded!
Invest in a new shower curtain or screen
After a while, even the most stylish curtain can look grubby and worn. Replace regularly – they are dirt cheap from most DIY or homeware stores and are available in all sorts of colors and patterns. If you can splash the cash a little further, opt for a glass shower screen. They add class and sophistication to any bathroom, but remember to keep them clean – nothing makes a bath look worse than a dirty and streaky screen!
Renew the tile grout
If the grouting between the tiles is stained and discolored, it will bring down the look of your bathroom, whatever else you do to it. To do it properly, grind the old grouting away and redo it carefully with a new compound. For a quicker solution, just repaint them with a grout pen, available from most DIY stores.